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The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time  

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R&B is a unique musical genre because it combines elements of pop, soul, funk, and hip hop. When most people think of the style, artists like Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston likely come to mind. They reminisce about lovely songs you can slowly grind to. Sometimes, it takes more than one artist to get the job done. That is why there are numerous duos in R&B music. If you're looking for some new acts to follow, then give the artists on this list a listen.

Some popular R&B duos include K-Ci & JoJo, Chloe x Halle, dvsn, Majid Jordan, and Snakehips. 

This list has the best R&B duos of all time. Some are new to the industry while others have been cranking out hits for years. Vote for the artists you like to tune on when you want to take things down a notch.

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Chloe x Halle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Chloe x Halle (stylized as CHLOE X HALLE) is an American contemporary R&B duo made up of sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey (born July 1, 1998 and March 27, 2000 respectively). Sister duo Chloe ...more
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The Isley Brothers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
The Isley Brothers are an American musical group originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, originally a vocal trio consisting of brothers O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley and Ronald Isley. The group ...more
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Sam & Dave is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Sam & Dave were an American soul and rhythm and blues (R&B) duo who performed together from 1961 through 1981
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Ike & Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Ike & Tina Turner were an American musical duo composed of the husband-and-wife team of Ike Turner and Tina Turner. The duo started as an offshoot splinter act from Ike Turner's Kings of ...more
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BeBe & CeCe Winans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
BeBe & CeCe Winans are an American gospel music brother and sister duo. BeBe and CeCe Winans are the seventh and eighth of "Mom" and "Pop" Winans' ten children, most of ...more
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K-Ci & JoJo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
K-Ci & JoJo is an American R&B duo, consisting of brothers Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey and Joel "JoJo" Hailey, Natives of Monroe, North Carolina, they are also the lead ...more
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Floetry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Floetry was an English R&B duo comprising Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart. The group recorded two studio albums, one live album, and sold over 1,500,000 records worldwide. Formed in ...more
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Peaches & Herb is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Peaches & Herb are an American vocalist duo, once comprising Herb Fame and Francine "Peaches" Hurd Barker. Herb has remained a constant in "Peaches & Herb" since its ...more
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dvsn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Dvsn (stylized as dvsn and pronounced "division") is a Canadian R&B duo, composed of Daniel Daley and Nineteen85. The duo is signed to OVO Sound. On May 5, 2017, dvsn released ...more
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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
The Blues Brothers, formally, variously The Blues Brothers' Show Band and Revue and The Blues Brothers' Rhythm and Blues Revue, are an American blues and rhythm and blues revivalist band founded ...more
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Hall & Oates is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Daryl Hall and John Oates, known more commonly as Hall & Oates, are an American musical duo from Philadelphia. Daryl Hall is generally the lead vocalist of the pairing, and also plays a wide ...more
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Sister Sledge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Sister Sledge is an American musical group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in 1971, the group was originally composed of sisters Debbie, Joni, Kathy and Kim Sledge. With Kathy leaving in ...more
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Zhané is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Zhané was an American R&B/hip hop soul duo, best known for their 1993 hit "Hey Mr. D.J.", which reached No. 6 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Other popular hits include ...more
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Snakehips is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Snakehips are a British electronic music duo. The line-up consists of Oliver Lee and James Carter. Snakehips made their name with Hype Machine doing remixes for Banks, The Weeknd, Bondax and ...more
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Love and Sas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Love and Sas
Love and Sas were a Canadian R&B-, funk-, and rap-influenced pop duo who scored several Top 40 hits on Canadian pop charts. Lovena 'Love' Fox had worked as a back-up singer for Bon Jovi, The ...more
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The Brothers Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
The Brothers Johnson is an American funk and R&B band consisting of American musicians and brothers George aka 'Lightnin' Licks' and Louis E. Johnson aka 'Thunder Thumbs'. They achieved ...more
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Majid Jordan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Majid Jordan
Majid Jordan is a Canadian record producing and performing duo consisted of Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman. They are signed to OVO Sound, a record label co-founded by rapper Drake, and ...more
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Mary Mary is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Mary Mary is an American contemporary gospel duo, consisting of sisters Erica Atkins-Campbell and Trecina "Tina" Atkins-Campbell. The duo are often credited along with Kirk Franklin ...more
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McFadden & Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
McFadden and Whitehead were an American songwriting, production, and recording duo, best known for their signature tune "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now". They wrote and produced some of the ...more
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THEY. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
THEY.
THEY. is an American R&B duo consisting of Dante Jones and Drew Love from Los Angeles, California signed to Mind of a Genius Records. The duo started their career in 2015, releasing debut ...more
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Groove Theory is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Groove Theory is an American duo, with former member, singer-songwriter Amel Larrieux and songwriter/producer/actor, Bryce Wilson. The group is best known for their 1995 hit "Tell Me", ...more
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Ruff Endz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Ruff Endz
Ruff Endz is an American R&B duo, consisting of members David "Davinch" Chance and Dante "Chi" Jordan from Baltimore, Maryland. They are best known for their hit songs ...more
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Brick & Lace is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Brick and Lace are a Jamaican R&B reggae fusion musical duo consisting of sisters Nyanda and Nailah Thorbourne. Originally Brick & Lace consisted of three sisters Tasha, Nailah, and ...more
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James & Bobby Purify is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
James & Bobby Purify
James & Bobby Purify were an R&B singing duo, whose biggest hits were "I'm Your Puppet" in 1966, which reached number six in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and in a re-recorded ...more
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K.P. & Envyi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
K.P. & Envyi
Kp & Envyi was a female Hip Hop and R&B duo consisting of Khia Philips and Susan Hedgepeth. They are best known for their 1998 hit single, "Swing My Way" released on February ...more